Selected – 2019

Transnational joint call of BiodivERsA on "Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health"

ANR joins the ERA-NET BiodivERsA to launch a call for proposals to fund transnational research proposals on biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health. 17 national/regional funding organisations from 12 countries are joining this call co-funded by the following members’ countries: Austria, Belgium (including specific participation of Wallonia and Flanders), Bulgaria#, Estonia#, France (including specific participation of Région Guadeloupe★ and Région Réunion#), Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania#, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

# Participation pending final decision (please consult the BiodivERsA website for an updated list of participating countries and regions)
Region Guadeloupe may allow the participation of teams from the Caribbean basin


The loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of ecological services or "ecosystemic services" are increasing at an unprecedented rate on both the European and global scale. This damage is impacting not just the natural world but human society as a whole. Financial support to the sciences related to biodiversity scientific questions should therefore provide a mean towards new answers for major societal and global problems.

The aim of this new call for proposals is to support the development of transnational collaborative projects addressing the following theme on biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health.

This call will include two actions, supporting two different types of research projects:

  • Action A will support collaborative research projects, gathering different research teams generating new knowledge in particular based on the production of new primary data ;
  • Action B will support research synthesis projects, gathering individuals forming a working group which perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets. These research projects will not collect or produce new primary data; the core activity of these projects being synthesizing and/or analysing existing datasets (synthesizing concepts and ideas is also eligible). Note that these projects differ from systematic reviews or knowledge synthesis which are based on a synthesis of publications and reports.

Scientific teams are invited to form transnational consortia comprising research groups from at least three countries participating in the call for action A, and at least five countries participating in the call for action B.

An overall budget of ca. €9M has been provisionally reserved. ANR confirmed its contribution to the call for a maximum amount of €2 M.

Proposals will be evaluated according to criteria of scientific excellence, (policy relevance and societal impact (which includes stakeholder engagement), and quality and efficiency of the project implementation.

Opening : 2018-10-12 at 14:36 CEST
Application Deadline : 2018-11-16 at 16:00 CET

Deadline for step 1 (Pre-registrations submission, mandatory): 16/11/2018, 16h00 CET

Deadline for step 2 (Full proposals submission): between early February and mid-March 2019 (depending of the number of received pre-proposals)

Pre-registrations and full proposals (to be written in English) must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). You will find all submission information on BiodivERsA website.

Contact information

Funding organisation contact point for ANR:

Sophie GERMANN, Scientific project manager, +33 1 80 48 83 56, sophie.germann(at) 

Maurice HERAL, Programme manager, +33 1 78 09 80 33, maurice.heral(at) 

We invite you to regularly consult the BiodivERsA website, on which you will find all updated information on the call (see above).

Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by research Partners from several countries, individual partners will be funded by the funding organisation of their country/region. French applicants are therefore subject to the ANR eligibility criteria and funding of French applicants will be regulated according to the ANR rules. We also invite you to read carefully the “Appendix for French participants” (see above) and ANR financial rules.


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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